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Sound signals of a vessel aground over 100 m in restricted visibility

  • Description of scenario: Vessel aground of 100 m or more in length
    Visibility: In or near an area of restricted visibility , weather by day or night
  • Rule(s) to be applied: Rule 35 (Sound signals in restricted visibility )
  • Applying the Rule(s) and comments: In accordance with Rule 35 (h) (Sound signals in restricted visibility ), a vessel aground shall give the bell signal and the gong signal prescribed in Rule 35 (g) (Sound signals in restricted visibility ) and shall, in addition, give three separate and distinct strokes on the bell immediately before and after the rapid ringing of the bell.
    In accordance with Rule 35 (h) (Sound signals in restricted visibility ), a vessel aground may in addition sound an appropriate whistle signal.
    Comments:
    A vessel aground of 100 m or more in length shall at intervals of not more than one minute give three separate and distinct strokes on the bell, followed by rapidly ringing on the bell for about 5 seconds and another three separate and distinct strokes on the bell at the forepart of the vessel and immediately after the ringing of the bell the gong shall be sounded rapidly for about 5 seconds in the after part of the vessel.
  • Signals:

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